My information ceiling has collapsed to the height of a crawl space
How can we read between the lines when we don’t even read the lines anymore?
I tweet. I don’t read tweets, I scan them. If I think the link in a tweet to an article is great I don’t read the article I just re-tweet. I am finding blog post are stretching to the outer limits of the length of prose I can read. And trying to read a book feels more like wading through the complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica. I ponder if USA Today articles should be shorter as I scavenge for a factoid. Of course on Facebook when something really seems good I energize my mouse by clicking on LIKE. I wonder, does Facebook count as reading a book? In my personal kingdom of information I have come to resemble Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus who told Mozart, “My dear young man, don’t take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It’s quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that’s all.”